CZ shotgun question...

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  1. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

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    Saw a CZ (love their rifles) O/U upland ultralight in green metal & barrel at the LGS. Very light and handled nicely. 12 gauge.

    Any opinions/experience with performance and/or durability.

    In other words, would you consider buying one of these?
     
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  2. chickasaw_hunter

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    Yes. CZ makes good stuff.
     
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    CZ shotguns have generally been made by Huglu, a Turkish manufacturer. I am sure they are a good quality product or CZ would not be putting their name on them. I have seen some pretty ones, but have not fired any.
     
  4. somethingbenign

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    If that is the model I think it is the ejectors are magnetic. Near little feature to keep from dumping shells when crossing a fence or tying a boot, whatever causes you to crack the action in the field besides reloading. I have been considering the SxS version for a vintage feel waterfowl gun but have yet so see any in person.
     
  5. rayatphonix

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    I just returned from a pheasant hunt in SD. I borrowed a 12 ga CZ 1012 for the hunt. It performed much better than I did. Based on the performance of this gun, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy a CZ O/U. They are made in Turkey by Huglu.
     
  6. Fine Figure of a Man

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    My CZ Bobwhite 20 arrived a couple weeks ago. Very good quality for the price IMO, so far anyway.
    I have a 20ga Drake O/U on order.
     
  7. ColtPythonElite

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    For a low round count gun, a CZ or other Turkish O/U may be fine. I don't want one for high round count shooting, because of parts availability, especially further down the road.
     
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    I love my CZ rifles and pistols, not their shotguns though. I’ve owned two semi’s, purchased one and had another one given to me. Both had the heaviest triggers I’ve ever encountered. Being Turkish doesn’t factor in to my dislike, I have two Weatherby shotguns I’ve been pleased with and my daughter has one that has never hiccuped.
     
  9. Rudolph31

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    I have two. One had to be retuned and CZ-USA had a replacement in the mail in less than a week. It’s a good gun for the money, backed up with excellent customer service.
     
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  10. Beach Bum

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    The all-terrain series is pretty sharp looking guns I saw the redhead and asked to handle it , I liked it but I had a beretta on the counter I was in the process of buying , liked it so much I will take a second look when I get back home . your not going to be disappointed with CZ ,I own several ....I know they will stand behind their products too. Good Luck....
     
  11. Hokkmike

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    Thanks all - appreciate the responses.
     
  12. SwampWolf

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    I'm missing something or misunderstanding something: how do magnetic ejectors work?
     
  13. Fine Figure of a Man

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    On the CZ All Terrain I believe it is actually the chambers that are magnetized. The purpose is to hold the shells in when the gun is open. If you have ever loaded a break action shotgun in a cramped duck blind you will understand the advantage.
     
  14. somethingbenign

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    Important to note that most shotshells have steel bases and some are only brass washed. I can think of only one brand of hull that has actual brass bases. That being said the magnetic (insert correct part) is supposed to be strong enough to hold hulls in place while the gun is open and held upsidedown but weak enough that when it flicks open on an empty the hull still goes flying. I've never messed with it but seems like a good quality of life improvement to me.
     
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